Sanyo has developed a new mobile phone for J-Phone that is a contender for coolest handset yet to hit the Japanese market. It is the first to combine Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA) and tri-band Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSM) so it can be used almost anywhere in the world. It has a slider handset that reveals its keypad, a 2.2-inch TFT LCD display with QVGA resolution at 260,000 colours. Data messaging via Vodafone Live is supported with email attachments of up to 200KB or 40 seconds of MP4 video. Just about the only thing we could fault the phone on was its camera, which is a 300,000-pixel resolution model — good enough for VGA resolution images but a little disappointing that a mega-pixel sensor wasn’t fitted.
The Sanyo V801SA is expected to hit the Japanese market in October with no overseas details announced.